We are fusing biology with technology to usher in a new era of construction.
We learned how nature grows through one of its most robust and enduring structures: coral. Taking inspiration from marine ecosystems, we are eliminating the need to emit carbon to produce building materials.
Our biocement® technology grows in ambient temperatures, building with carbon to create controlled, structural cement.
We grow biocement® with natural microorganisms.
For over 200 years, traditional cement production has released carbon dioxide as a byproduct.
Our multi-patented process harnesses carbon the same way nature does, preventing emissions.
We combine carbon and calcium to produce biocement.
We’re innovating novel bio-solutions for future technologies.
Our solutions range from commercially available precast products to field-tested shoreline defense, soil stabilization, and agile deployment of logistical infrastructures that actively sequester environmental carbon.
Biomason’s first commercially available biocement product, bioLITH, consists of approximately 85% granite from recycled sources and 15% biocement. The resulting precast product has the lowest carbon footprint on the market and is in use in projects throughout the US and Europe.
bioLITH tiles exceed the physical properties of standard materials for compressive strength, absorption, freeze-thaw, adhesion, and dimensional tolerance, and are safer for humans and the planet.
Engineered Living Marine Cement (ELMc)
Biomason, with support from the United States Department of Defense, has developed a prototype ELMc technology. This deployable biocement material is seeded with a proprietary consortia of self-sustaining natural marine microorganisms that source required nutrients from seawater for propagative calcium carbonate precipitation. This results in sustained structural integrity, self-healing abilities, and promotion of anchoring to the marine sediment floor. Potential applications include: supportive marine infrastructure, breakwater assemblies, and near-shore sediment stabilization.
Over three years of laboratory development and successful proof-of-concept trials have led to large-scale field evaluations using native seawater in natural complex marine environments.
Biomason,with support from the United States Department of Defense, is developing an agile biocement application system to be deployed in forward operating positions where native, non-engineered surfaces prevent safe vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) operations. Application may be tailored to soil substrate type, operational environment, and targeted outcomes (baseline soil strengthening, erosion control, or dust abatement). Current prototype system equipment and material inputs represent a significant reduction in required mass transport and manpower compared to current state-of-the-art solutions.
Coordination with the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Marine Corps for further development and application is ongoing.